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goblin

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noun gob·lin \ˈgäb-lən\

Simple Definition of goblin

  • in stories : an ugly and sometimes evil creature that likes to cause trouble

Full Definition of goblin

  1. :  an ugly or grotesque sprite that is usually mischievous and sometimes evil and malicious

Examples of goblin

  1. <dressed up the toddlers like goblins for Halloween>



Origin of goblin

Middle English gobelin, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin gobelinus, ultimately from Greek kobalos rogue


First Known Use: 14th century



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